Our Labs are designed around generating feedback between tool-makers and visual artists of all kinds. Artists and engineers mix it up with both cutting-edge and old-school technologies to expand boundaries of artists’ creative potential. The result: an unprecedented art/tech playground for anyone of any age, technical background, or discipline to make outrageously innovative work.
Normal printing processes take the sequential marks and visual effects of layering and compress them into one flat layer. We use a variety of methods -via software, proprietary hardware and specialized chemistry - to create works using a 2.5D printing process that maintains all of the richness and layering of traditional painting.
Processes include (but are not limited to) oil-based and UV curable digital printing technology, robotics, AI, digital imaging software and old-fashioned elbow grease.
What is 2.5D?
The current printing industry has excelled in both 2D (completely flat media) and 3D (three dimensional objects). The entire spectrum of creating richly layered surfaces with both color and texture is still without any obvious fabrication tool. This applies to painting, architectural facades, interior design, industrial design and advertising.
Artmatr is leveraging the enormous accomplishments that have been made in the sphere of digital printing, opening the technology to develop custom inkjet tools, mechanized brushes of all kinds and intuitive interfaces for artists of every inclination and sensibility. We believe the next generation of artist tools and the creative community around their development should define the burgeoning industry of 2.5D.